Destress Festival 2014

Drimmelen – Netherlands

Last May 3rd, the first edition of Destress Festival – Escape from reality was held in Drimmelen, in the south of Netherlands.

Thousands of people danced and enjoyed the 10 hours non-stop festival where the big sound of Line Array Systems from Xcellence Series narrowed the main stage.

Destress festival demanded power and richness at low frequencies. This requirement was reached thanks to 16 x X218W subwoofers which achieved a total power of 38,400 W and 12 x line array systems + 4 x X215W subwoofers per side, with a total of 36,000 W for high and mid frequencies + 19,200 W more for the low ones.
4 + 4 X208 line array systems with two P18SWA subwoofers were used as DJ monitors.

“The coverage was amazing! We had 116 db at the FOH, it was 35 m away from the stage” said Ferry Caron, sound technician and owner of HMF Sound & Light BV.

You can see the event’s main configuration in one of the gallery’s images taken from the desktop application DSP Studio 2 which utilises a bespoke control protocol that supports Wi-Fi connectivity (control over IP) to control Xcellence series systems. There is also an iPad version: DSP Studio App.

This new and exciting event had great performances of 16 artists which featured the hardest sets from the whole european dance scene as hardstyle, hardcore & raw.
Some of the most popular artists for this event were: Ruthless, Darkraver, The Viper, E-Force, Luna, Frequencerz, Nosferatu…

Thanks to our friends HMF sound and light for the info and the event’s coverage.
Equipment list:
Main PA
12+12 X210 line array systems
4+4 X215W subwoofers
16x X218W subwoofers

DJ cabin
4+4 X208 line array systems
1+1 P18SWA Subwoofers

2+2 X15LTE point source system
1+1 JK12MA point source systems

Have a look at the full gallery:
part 1, part 2, part 3.

Watch the official aftermovie here >

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